Manchester United will return to Premier League action as they take on Southampton in a much awaited clash on Sunday afternoon.
The Red Devils come into this game on the back of a 7-0 mauling at the hands of Liverpool, followed by a convincing Europa League last 16 first leg win against Real Betis.
Southampton have won two of their last three games, but still find themselves in the relegation zone.
Here’s our preview of this game:
Location: Manchester, England
Stadium: Old Trafford
Date: Sunday, 12 March
Kick-off Time: 14:00 GMT / 9:00 ET / 06:00 PT
Referee: Anthony Taylor
VAR: Andre Marriner
Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag may go with the same team he played against Real Betis in the Europa League. This means Wout Weghorst will start up front yet again with the in-form Marcus Rashford and Antony making up the front three.
Marcel Sabitzer could still be out injured for this one. Anthony Martial is back in training, but will take time to build his fitness, whereas Donny van de Beek and Christian Eriksen remain out.
For Southampton, star player Carlos Alcaraz could be out due to a knee issue meaning Mohamed Elyounoussi could come into the starting XI. Jan Bednarek could continue to partner Armel Bella-Kotchap in defence.
Head to Head record in last five games:
Manchester United wins: 3
Southampton wins: 0
Manchester United: De Gea; Dalot, Varane, Martinez, Shaw; Casemiro, Fred; Antony, Fernandes, Rashford; Weghorst.
Southampton: Bazunu; Maitland-Niles, Bednarek, Bella-Kotchap, Walker-Peters; Ward-Prowse, Lavia; Walcott, Elyounoussi, Sulemana; Adams.
Last 5 games in all competitions (latest game first):
Manchester United: WLWWW
Manchester United will take the field for the first time after their 7-0 mauling at the hands of Liverpool in the Premier League. Southampton have previously bore witness to an unbelievable 9-0 loss at Old Trafford in February 2021.
BestofBets think this will be a wild one and United might score five goals at least.
Manchester United 5-0 Southampton
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